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Fast trial #2

Monday, April 29, 2013

I tried to follow an IF yesterday. Didn't go so well. This is my second try in a week's time.
I don't know if it's age or diabetes, but I used to love fasting and it made me feel wonderful.
I was fine until bedtime rolled around. I had a lot of nervous energy and was tossing and turning. My body felt electrified, if that makes any sense. I wound up eating around 1 am because I felt so sick and shaky, but it didn't really help.
I think I maybe had 2 hours sleep, interrupted. So, now I'm irritable, tired, aching all over, and hungry! Not at all the desired effect.
I'm not sure if I will try another fast. I want it to work for me, but I just don't know that it will. I could do shorter fasts, but then I suspect I wouldn't really be getting all the health benefits and would screw with my glucose levels too much.

I heard from my pharmacy today and got approved for Victoza! Finally. I've been waiting since December. I don't have health insurance and my doctor was trying to get me into a program where I it for free.
It's a diabetes drug, but has the wonderful side effect of massive weight loss. Yay!
I'm a little nervous about the risks involved but my doctor assured me they were actually negligible and that she thought this would ultimately help me get off medication altogether.
I have a friend with 2 coworkers that were fired for stealing the samples of Victoza from their office. They weren't diabetic, it's just that good of a weight loss med!
Can't wait to try it.
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  • CAMAEL100
    Maybe you tried the fast for too long. Remember a 24 hour fast can be from 6 in the evening to six the following evening. Also 14/16 hours has great health benefits. That is limiting eating time to eight hours per day. I don't do it every day or even every week but it is good when I have overdone eating - like this past weekend!!

    I am reluctant to talk about fasting to someone with diabetes as I fortunately know nothing about it. Listen to your body and only do what works for you.

    Best of luck with the new meds!
    1814 days ago
    Sounds like the fast wasn't a good idea now. But sometimes, we just need to try things. That one isn't for me. I could do the fast but then I'd be like cookie monster the next day - consuming as much as I could, as fast as I could. I do much better when I plan and track down to everything that goes in my mouth. Sure, I still cheat, but I do much better. A lot of times when dieting, I get caught up in the feeling cheated because of the foods I'm restricting myself from. To counter that, I a lot of times choose my bedtime snack before anything else. Even buy special treats that I wouldn't normally do for myself (like skinny cow ice cream sandwiches).
    Congratulations on the medication approval. I hope that it keeps your diabetes in check and that you do experience the weight loss side effects!! Keep us posted!!
    1815 days ago
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